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December 22, 2015

 

Shari Wagner

Meet Shari Wagner, Indiana’s New Poet Laureate

A love of nature found in Somalia is among the inspirations for Wagner's poetry.

December 2, 2015

 

Dan Wakefield: Going All The Way And Going Home Again

Indianapolis native, writer Dan Wakefield celebrates the reissue of his World War II home front novel and reflects on his friendship with Kurt Vonnegut.

September 21, 2015

 

Powell

A Civil Rights Primer Marches Forth

March: Books One and Two are on the curriculum of schools in over 40 states. Nate Powell discusses portraying the life of legendary Congressman John Lewis.

September 15, 2015

 

author with book

WFIU Book Club, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Speed: Laura Bates

"War and Peace, the Brave Potatoes by Toby Speed and a little Macbeth mixed in, that's a week for me." Laura Bates

September 11, 2015

 

Friends

Fanfare Of The Arts Caps Summer In Bloomington

Labor Day Weekend in Bloomington has become renowned for the artistic and literary pageant that is the Fourth Street Festival.

August 31, 2015

 

Maria Hamilton Abegunde reads Iweala's Beasts of No Nation.

WFIU Book Club: Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation

Maria Hamilton Abegunde, who studies trauma and healing, discusses a novel told from the perspective of an 11-year-old child soldier in West Africa.

August 28, 2015

 

stuffed jackalope

Is It Only A Joke? The Put-On And Its Deeper Meaning

In her book Practically Joking, IU folklorist Moira Marsh suggests that the common prank be reevalutated for its social and aesthetic function.

August 12, 2015

 

mary ann macklin reading a book in her study

WFIU Book Club: Debbie Millbern Powers’ “Meeting Her Match”

Rev. Mary Ann Macklin is writing a novel. Reading "Meeting Her Match" was as much research as it was a trip down memory lane.

July 23, 2015

 

man reading

WFIU Book Club: Karl Ove Knausgård’s “My Struggle”

Poet and publisher Dave Torneo discusses the first of six volumes of Karl Ove Knausgård's autobiographical novel, translated from the Norwegian.

July 22, 2015

 

Poe's Hair

Dust to Dust; Hair to Heir

There are quite a few ways to remember someone after they’re gone. A gravestone, a photograph, but what about a lock of hair?

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